Switzerland is a year-round destination, with plenty to offer the traveller throughout all the seasons. But if there’s one time of the year that Switzerland truly shines, it’s in winter.

From December to April, Switzerland transforms itself into a magical wintery wonderland, and thousands flock here every year as much for the natural beauty as for all the action on the slopes. Then there’s also the ice-skating, thermal spas and who could forget the world-famous Christmas markets?

Indeed, Switzerland pretty much invented winter tourism, and whether your idea of a perfect winter holiday is geared more towards relaxation by the fireplace or adventure on the mountains, the Land of Milk and Honey has you sorted.

Here’s a quick guide how you can delight in the Swiss winter this year and have a truly magical time.


Stay at a ski-in ski-out hotel

From your bed to the slopes – that’s the kind of winter holiday you’ll be experiencing in Switzerland by staying at one of the country’s 30+ ski-in ski-out hotels.

Think complete immersion in a magical winter wonderland where the only stresses of the day will be deciding how you’ll spend your evenings – do you stay warm and cozy around the cabin fire with a glass of wine or do you dance the night away at the the après-ski disco? Hmm, tough decisions indeed…

And just so you know: the Swiss winter is actually a lot more affordable than you think, with many hotels including ski passes in their accommodation packages.


Search for the perfect resort with this handy tool


Speaking of winter wonderlands, finding that perfect slice of wintery paradise for yourself or your clients is about as easy as building a snowman, thanks to Switzerland Tourism’s Swiss Winter Resort Finder.

Simply choose the type of experience you’re after (tranquility or nightlife, local colour or international flair, rustic or modern, etc), and the helpful tool will provide you with a selection of resorts that fit the bill.

Switzerland offers the traveller a variety of accommodation styles, slopes and environments, all easily accessible due to the country’s extensive rail network.


Ski your heart out on Mount Titlis


Not only is Titlis home to the world’s first revolving gondola and Europe’s highest suspension bridge, but it’s also a beacon for skiers from all around the world, pulled here to ski on some of Switzerland’s best adrenaline gushing freeride runs. Even professional skiers, such as freeskier Johann Jonsson (featured in the video below), aren’t immune to Titlis’s magical allure.

But of course, there are suitable ski runs for all skill levels on Mt Titlis too, as in the rest of Switzerland, so even if you’re not an adrenaline junkie you’re bound to have some fun on the slopes!

The resort of Engelberg at the foot of Mt Titlis is only a 45 min train ride from the city of Lucerne (visitors will then take the gondola up to Titlis) and is the perfect place to rest your skis for those guests planning on longer stays. Titlis Engelberg has a range of accomodation options to suit every budget and taste too.

To learn more about spending the cold season in Switzerland this year, head on over to www.myswitzerland.com/winter and add a little magic into the coming winter.

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